Hoyer Statement on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2012

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which is Sunday, January 22:

“In a decision that affirmed the right of every American woman to privacy and choice, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade thirty-nine years ago this Sunday.  I join in marking this anniversary, and I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose while strengthening education programs and access to contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies.  I am proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with women’s health and privacy advocates in continuing to defend the constitutional right Roe v. Wade confirmed.”

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